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Saturday, February 23, 2013

CSW WEATHER: Get Ready For Snowgasm II

Current indications are that this new storm should begin precipitating sometime around the 6-9 am Monday morning drive-time.


Like Thursday's snowstorm- snow rates will become heavy during the day with near white-out conditions at times.


Unlike the last storm- we'll get gusty winds during the latter part of this new storm- and with the gusty north winds- drifting will become a serious issue- with east-west roadways suffering the worst.


I forecasted 6 to 12 inches for Thursday's storm which verified- I'm going to go for 8 to 14 inches with this storm.




Some of the weather models show a precip maxima of 3 inches (rainfall equivalent) in eastern Kansas- if those amounts were all snow- it could mean as much as 30 inches!


NWS Winter Storm Watches and/or Warnings extend from Colorado into Illinois.


Blizzard Watches and Warnings cover eastern Colorado- western Kansas and Oklahoma.


Parts of the Metro could have more than two (2) feet of snow on the ground by Wednesday night- putting additional stress on roofs (two roofs collapsed in the last storm) of homes and businesses.


Fire hydrants could disappear beneath fallen- drifted and/or plowed snow..


Light snow could continue off and on through Wednesday as well and the cold weather will be around for another week or two at least.


The good news?


Meteorological spring begins next Friday- March 1 (it won't be long and we needed the moisture.)

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